Over at The AV Club, Steven Hyden notes that "You can’t be a defining concept record of your time if you don’t have an accompanying movie directed by an acclaimed filmmaker." He's actually got a point — Pink Floyd's The Wall was the work of Sir Alan Parker, and then you've got... um... Purple Rain?

Never mind; bottom line, Spike Jonze has a new short, Scenes From The Suburbs, based on Arcade Fire's massively successful album The Suburbs (which dominates alternative-rock radio to this very minute — "Sprawl II" is currently playing in our office), and cowritten by Jonze and Arcade Fire's Win and Will Butler. And the best part is, you can stream it for free over at Mubi. [UPDATE: Mubi may have pulled a bait-and-switch, but you can currently stream the film on YouTube.] The next time I hear Regine Chassagne singing, I may well tell her to stop, but I'm still going to go check this out.

Commentarium (6 Comments)

Jun 27 11 - 8:40pm

Unless you live in the US or Canada. Mubi is just pulling eyeballs to its site and disappointing everyone. Horrible publicity grab.

Jun 27 11 - 9:25pm

I think you mean besides the US or Canada:
Scenes from the Suburbs is now playing at MUBI everywhere except:

United States, Canada

Jun 28 11 - 12:36pm

Youtube it. Just watched it. Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGJNk-80lsE

Jun 27 11 - 11:12pm

Yeah, I heard about it earlier & tried to access it to no avail. MUBI's a tease.

Jun 28 11 - 1:12pm

Yes, it is... What he should've written was that you can stream a free preview of the movie.
The Peter Smith is a lie.

Jun 28 11 - 2:26pm

I fixed it! I'm not a lie!